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Nanny

June - August 2020 • Saco, ME

What I liked

the parents would pay me to take the little girl to do fun stuff so it was a very fun and rewarding job to know that the girl was enjoying our activities and I had a very sisterly bond with the little girl which I feel was very good for her because she was an only child.

What I wish was different

I wish my hours had been different because I was working full time from morning to sundown and I honestly started to get a bit depressed because I had no time to enjoy my summer or hang out with friends and I saw all of the fun things that my friends were doing and I felt very left out.

Advice

If they are trying to be a nanny for a summer job I would say to really consider your work-life balance when applying for a job because you still want time to enjoy your summer too.
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Baby Sitter

June - July 2021 • Buckhead, GA

What I liked

Being around children and helping them

What I wish was different

How many hours I was able to work

Advice

It’s a really great opportunity to make easy money doing fun activities with kids and it keeps you in your toes. Definitely not a boring job at all
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Animal Care Giver

July - October 2020 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

Time well spent and made great connections

What I wish was different

The amount of time weekly, and more set schedule.

Advice

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Nanny

June 2020 • Grand Junction, CO

What I liked

I enjoyed learning from and teaching 4 kids. We all took something educational from it. My favorite was feedback from their teachers regarding their improvement of behavior and education as a result of my time with them.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have incorporated more arts and crafts, alongside the reading and STEM we did. We will definitely work on more arts and crafts this summer.

Advice

Use research to your advantage! Look up fun activities, schedules, tips, advice on the internet. Don't be afraid to fail sometimes, all children learn, behave, and interact differently. Also don't be shy from communicating with your boss, friends, and even staff at CMU. They give great advice.
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Baby Sitter

May - August 2020 • Fresno, CA

What I liked

I loved the flexibility

What I wish was different

More job offerings to apple to

Advice

Always be on high alert! kids are incredibly quick
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Nanny

January 2019 • Murrieta, CA

What I liked

I loved being able to check out the families in advance to be able to see what was a good fit for me before getting too involved with the kids. I liked the filters on care.com that allow you to sort jobs based on your hours available, location, and desired pay.

What I wish was different

I've had a lot of experience nannying but because my previous employers did not submit something it was not able to be shown on my profile although I requested it to be.

Advice

Every family is different so ask when things they look for in a nanny. Some are looking for more a maid, some look for entertainment for their kids, and some look for someone who can push their children to become better individuals. Strive to excel in all these areas that are expected.
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Nanny

June - August 2020 • Boise, ID

What I liked

Love the communication

What I wish was different

Advice

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Caregiver

May 2020 • Westport, CT

What I liked

I loved working with a man who had autism. We got along so well. We both shared a passion for music so I played him a lot of ukulele and we sand songs on YouTube.

What I wish was different

nothing!

Advice

Apply to care.com for any babysitting jobs!
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Baby Sitter

August 2020 • Altadena, CA

What I liked

Taking care of kids during my free time. Keeping my work private due to corona virus.

What I wish was different

Having an interview in person instead of zoom.

Advice

Find a family with your fit schedule!
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Nannying

June 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I really like spending time with kids and that there were usually no taxes on the hourly wage.

What I wish was different

I wish that care.com didn’t charge you to connect with certain families.

Advice

I would definitely make sure you’re prepared to take care of children. It may sound easy, but kids, especially 2&under, require constant help and attention.
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Nanny

June - August 2019 • West Chester, PA

What I liked

Being able to choose which family to work with

What I wish was different

They got a puppy halfway through and it was CRAZY, so I wish they would have told me they were considering getting a dog from the beginning

Advice

Always meet the family first!
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Nanny

July - August 2019 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

Working with children

What I wish was different

More pay

Advice

Don't be afraid to reach out for new job opportunities
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Nanny

June - July 2019 • Ocean City, NJ

What I liked

I loved living down the shore and being to get away from home for the summer.

What I wish was different

Nothing I enjoyed every minute of it.

Advice

It is an amazing opportunity to get away from home and live elsewhere while working and living at the beach.
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Nanny

November 2018 • Houston, TX

What I liked

I love that I’m able to negotiate my own rate and employer, and that the hours are so flexible. The pay is great as well for something I honestly enjoy doing. Great opportunity to gain experience working with children and families.

What I wish was different

The Care.com platform has a free option but isn’t completely free if you want a great profile. It does require patience and you do have to be your own advocate. Working with a nanny agency helps with finding a good family, but they can take a big cut.

Advice

If you like working with children, part-time and full-time nanny jobs pay well and can be flexible around school if you find the right one (ex: 2x a week or before and after school care). Starting out, try using an agency if you’re not comfortable finding families on your own.
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Summer Nanny

June - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I loved being able to work with children. The experience was never easy at times but I wouldn't trade any of the hard times for good times because it taught me how to be a better nanny and mom in the future. I loved being a nanny and I can't wait to do it again next summer.

What I wish was different

The oldest child was extremely difficult, but that's to be expected with kids. If anything it taught me how to be more patient and how to deal with kids that have a high difficulty level.

Advice

Never settle for the lowest pay option, always argue for more money. No matter how much the family wants to pay you you are doing so much work to watch their kids that you will always deserve more.
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Nanny

May - August 2018 • Yorktown, VA

What I liked

I absolutely loved getting to know this family and their 2 children. I learned so much about myself through this experience.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more time with this family, but I plan to be back with them this summer!

Advice

Get to know the family you’re going to be working with before you accept the position, and Always be prepared for anything.
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Nanny

July - August 2019 • Shorewood, WI

What I liked

The flexibility, the ability to work over time, and the opportunity to work with children.

What I wish was different

I wish my hours started later so I could work my life guarding job in the mornings.

Advice

Find out what the children you nanny for enjoy and use that information to create fun experiences!
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Nanny

May - August 2019 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

I liked that I was able to work with children which is what I love to do.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Nanny

January 2014 - August 2019 • Spanish Fork, UT

What I liked

The family I worked with

What I wish was different

Paid more

Advice

Enjoy it
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Nanny

May - August 2019 • Carlsbad, CA

What I liked

The flexibility!

What I wish was different

Advice

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